Inaba Manaka in Weekly Young Jump [2016 No. 28]

Maybe a bit bittersweet, but Country Girl Inaba Manaka turns in a solid set of photographs from Hokkaido. I hope the sweetness and loveliness of Manakan comes through in this set. Most of us are missing her in Country Girls. I can’t wait for her to come back. Enjoy the lost Country Girl; may she return stronger and healthier!
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Ozeki Mai is Daily LoGirl 437

I’m loving these Daily LoGirl features. They seem to be going through all the Country Girls members. This time, we are presenteted with Country Girls’ Ozeki Mai. You know I love this girl with her moxie and pixie hair. You can read the article and see her at LoGirl.
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Country Girls – “Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~” [PV]

I talk a lot about how Country Girls are the perfection of saccharine filled idol love. Every bit of the group’s charm oozes “kawaii” , and “Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~” takes that charm and amplifies it with another time-traveling piece. As the variety entry in the last Country Girls single “Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~” took a bit of a risk by choosing a song lacking in the kind of bluster one normally expects. Then again, the energy of the lead track on the release, “Boogie Woogie LOVE”, takes up the slack in energy, which frees this piece to charm us all without forcing itself. And, charm is the word for this promotional video!
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Inaba Manaka and Morito Chisaki in LoGirl

You know how much I love Country Girls. The girls seem to have the best mixture of personalities and talents to make a thing go. I’m very pleased to have great pictures of the talented Inaba Manaka for you with her cute younger groupmate Morito Chisaki. I think we’ll be seeing more of Chisaki as she gets pushed for her sweet girly looks.
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Morito Chisaki in LoGIRL

Fresh from the success of the “Boogie Woogie LOVE/Koi wo Magnet/Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~” single, Morito Chisaki took time to pose for this wonderful set of photos for LoGIRL at The photos hint at the playful side of Chisaki, who in turn is growing into quite the cute girl. Enjoy!
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Hello Project Power Rankings March 2016

Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project rankings. This time I’ll be setting out a pile of Hello! Project photocards and allowing my pet parakeet, Bruno, to pick up his favorites. Based on his beak of destiny, I’ll be able to divine the fortunes of all of Hello! Project! You might call that method a bit weird, but I’m just as crackers as Bruno.

You may have noticed that I’m returning after a one month vacation. Well, I’ve been writing this column for over almost two years now without a break, so I hope you will forgive me a month of rest. Perhaps this was the wrong month to take off, as so much happened in the last 2 months of hello project. February also saw a congregation of Haro Wota in Houston during the last weekend of February. Why were they all there? What could possibly be going on in Houston? Well, to find out out (as if you don’t already know) you will just have to keep reading.

And with that,
rankings come on!

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Country Girls new single covers

Now, I usually don’t post articles about single covers. Just remember how much I love Country Girls, and use this as evidence. Here we go.

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